Board of Trustees

Chris Gonzalez
Position 2
Term: November 2020 - May 2023

Chris Gonzalez earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University and holds two bachelor’s degrees from Baylor University in Waco. She has taught middle and high school history and has also worked in benefits and human resources at Hewitt Associates and Baker Hughes. She spent more than a decade in public schools, including as the marketing and public relations director for KIPP Houston Public Schools. 

Mrs. Gonzalez currently provides education and marketing consultation and resides in Spring Branch with her husband and their four children, who all attend Spring Branch ISD schools.

"I believe that opportunity arises through education, and education is every child's gateway to the world of opportunities that await him or her."

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Pam Goodson
Vice President
Position 6
Term: May 2019 - May 2022

Pam Goodson is a former Spring Branch ISD educator. She taught at Wilchester Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary and worked as the Administrative Intern at Memorial Drive Elementary.  Mrs. Goodson is on the Board of Directors of the Spring Branch Education Foundation, where she has chaired the Run for the Arts event for two consecutive years.

Mrs. Goodson and her husband Doug have two children, both who are Spring Branch ISD graduates.

"I serve on the Board because I am passionate about quality instruction and student achievement. I want our students engaged in a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for graduation and post secondary success."

Karen Peck
Position 7
Term: May 2019 - May 2022

Karen Peck and her husband Doug have lived in Houston since 2000 and chose to live in Spring Branch ISD for its schools.  An attorney who practices primarily in employment law and litigation, Mrs. Peck has long been active in her community, having served as president of the Bunker Hill and Memorial Middle School PTAs and her homeowners' association, as well as on the board of trustees of her church, St. Paul's United Methodist. She has also previously served on the boards of the Alley Theatre and Writers in the Schools. Additionally, she is one of the founding directors of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA) and continues to advocate in Austin for the Spring Branch ISD community.

She graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and obtained her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Yale Law School.

Mrs. Peck and her husband have two children who graduated from Spring Branch ISD schools. Their daughter has since graduated from the University of Virginia in and is working in finance. Their son has graduated from Texas Christian University and is working in information technology.

"Education opens the doorways to opportunity and personal fulfillment. Spring Branch ISD has expressed the laudable aim of instilling in all students the belief that they can achieve more than they thought possible, and I am honored to serve on its Board of Trustees."

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Josef D. Klam
Position 1
Term: November  2020 - May 2023

Rev. Josef Klam is a third-generation resident of Spring Branch, and a graduate of Memorial High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas (UT), where he earned UT Baseball’s Longhorn Spirit Award for leadership with character. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.  

Rev. Klam has been dedicated to advocating for and serving children and their families since joining the staff of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in 1997. His service in Spring Branch has included coaching, mentoring, and active participation as a volunteer on several Spring Branch ISD campuses. He has also participated on the district’s Financial Advisory and Strategic Planning committees, exploring implications and opportunities associated with SBISD’s District of Innovation status.  

Rev. Klam and his wife Amy live in Spring Valley and are raising three children. Their oldest two children graduated from Memorial High School. Their oldest is attending Houston Community College with their middle child attending Auburn University. Their youngest is currently attending Memorial High School.

"It is an incredible honor and privilege to serve all children, parents, teachers, and citizens of SBISD.  In a rapidly changing culture, our school district has a unique opportunity to shape the way we prepare future generations while maintaining our historic expectation of excellence.”

Minda Caesar
Position 3
Term: May 2021 - May 2024

Minda Caesar has been an active member of the Spring Branch ISD community since 2010. She has served on four PTAs, holding various roles including everything from legislative chair to various program chairs to shelving books. 

Ms. Caesar serves on the Board of Directors for the Spring Branch Education Foundation, has been a member of the leadership team for Spring Branch Speaks, a grassroots advocacy group, served on the Council of PTAs for two years and served on Spring Branch ISD’s Family E3, Bond Advisory, and Strategic Planning committees. 

She has been active in advocating on education issues in Austin, including organizing a busload of citizens to visit all legislators whose districts touch SBISD. 

Mrs. Caesar and her husband, Bill, have four children — two currently attending Spring Branch ISD schools and two who are recent Spring Branch ISD graduates. She worked as an award-winning journalist before becoming an executive in a start-up software company and then a marketing executive for IBM. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Chris Earnest
Position 4
Term: May 2021 - May 2024

Chris Earnest and his wife Meredith have lived in the district since 2008. A consultant in areas of compensation and board related governance matters, Mr. Earnest runs the Houston office of the national firm of which he is a partner. He has been very active in the community, serving on the board of Post Oak Little League and as mentor to young married couples at Second Baptist Church.  

Mr. Earnest graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society and obtained his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Tulsa as well. He was a 4-year letterman on the football team for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Mr. Earnest and his wife have five children, three of which are currently in Spring Branch ISD schools.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to represent the students of this great community we live in.  I will work hard to make sure that we focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for all students in SBISD.”

J. Carter Breed
Position 5
Term: May 2019 - May 2022

J. Carter Breed grew up in Spring Branch and moved back to the area so his children could benefit from Spring Branch schools and the community. Mr. Breed is a long-standing Executive Committee member of the Spring Branch Education Foundation. He has served on the Future Farmers of America Buyer’s Committee, Bond Committee, Bond Political Action Committee, Frostwood Elementary Campus Improvement Team, has been a member of numerous PTAs, and has supported Spring Branch ISD schools and programs financially. 

Mr. Breed and his wife have three daughters, two of which attended Spring Branch ISD schools and are now in college, and one who graduated from Texas A&M Galveston. He owns and operates a real estate firm specializing in the brokerage, management, and ownership of residential properties.

“I serve on the Board because I am passionate about our District and want to see our children receive a top-flight education and fulfill our T24 Goal.” 

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